They have two cleansers now, but the original Zirh Clean is very strong. I don't think it's a good idea to be washing with alpha hydroxy acids every single day (worse - twice a day as recommended?) I think most men-marketed cleansers lean towards the harsh side.
my dermatolgist reccomended Epionce and although it is a little on the pricy side it has worked great. Not drying at all...as far as home made actually a little baking soda mixed with water to make a paste used once a week or every few weeks smoothes out the skin quite nicely. Thi is all based for someone that has acne though.